Medi loved to write and said he wanted to be a writer. In his memory we have launched a series of fun books for early readers. The books come in ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ character and in normal text of a phonic version for early readers. You can even personalise eah book so your little one becomes the main character.
Please support us get water to thousands to keep Medi’s spirit alive.
If I were a Zookeeper, and if I were an Astronaut are out now.
Others in the series can be pre-ordered.
Clean drinking water is essential to life, but unfortunately not everyone has access to it. According to the World Health Organization waterborne diseases cause around 1.8 million human deaths annually. These diseases include Cholera, Hepatitis A and E. Coli. When we visited Medi’s pen-pals in October 2014 we witnessed that the community lacked clean water at school, in the health centre and in the homes of the 3,200 families. We realised that supplying the community with a sustainable source of water was our main priority.
After water and food it is education that changes lives. Whilst globally the number of children out of school has fallen from 105 million (1990) to 61 million since 2008, progress has stagnated. Of the 61 million children who don’t go to school, 29 million live in sub-Sahara Africa, where the number of children at primary school age without education rose from 29 million (2008) to 31 million (2010).
Addressing education brings about the benefits of;
Reducing poverty and improving economic growth
Improving child health – a by-product of education
Fighting HIV/AIDS and other diseases
Empowering people to take life decisions such as choosing how many children to have
Together we can help children who are living in fear of poverty, conflict and disease. Shoes matter, but our school building programme is what creates lasting change. Education offers children hope and creates better opportunities both for their own futures and that of their families and the wider community.